Review: Philharmonia – The Planets, St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Andy Howells reviews The Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance of Holst’s The Planets Suite performed at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on June 25, 2019, conducted by Jamie Phillips and featuring soloist Claire Hammond.

Welsh National Opera’s Reimagining of Don Pasquale on Tour

WNO’s upcoming summer tour is a dazzling new production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. The exploits of a contemporary Don Pasquale take to the road in this riotous new staging of the classic comic opera from May 25 to July 13. Set in and around Pasquale’s doner kebab van, it’s the story of an old bachelor’s romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.

Northern Ballet Bring Victoria’s Story To Life on Stage

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary year of the birth of one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs, Northern Ballet will bring the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance with Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston at Cardiff New Theatre from 21 – 25 May 2019, with a performance on the monarch’s 200th birthday (24 May).  

Easter Fun With Family Dance Festival Across Wales

Two leading Welsh dance companies, Bombastic, Kitsch & Sync Collective are joined by London based Sweetshop Revolution, and local dance groups to perform in a fun and entertaining hour of pop up dance.

Poignant Performance About Nepalese Child Trafficking Survivors At Newport Riverfront

As a Tiger in the Jungle is a poignant performance about rescued child slaves from Indian traditional circus, which comes to Newport’s Riverfront as part of a 14 date UK tour .

Original People’s Poet Dr John Cooper Clarke Heads To Wales For Two Dates

The inimitable DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE will bring his ‘Luckiest Guy Alive’ Tour to Wales for two intimate shows during April 2019, at Penarth’s Paget Rooms and Monmouth’s Savoy Theatre.

New Stage Play And Children’s Book Releases From Newport Writer

A writer from Newport has pulled off a double publishing feat this month. Phil Mansell has published his first paperback children’s book on Amazon and has also had his latest stage play published.

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